Relationships among Social Support, Achievable Motivation and Preparation for the Nurse and Midwifery Licensure Examination in Senior Nursing Students at Faculty of Nursing Watcharapon, Western University, Watcharapon Campus.

  • Jeangkum Kungvon Faculty of Nursing Watcharapon, Western University
  • Prapai Peyachun Faculty of Nursing Watcharapon, Western University
  • Chalida Chamjareon Faculty of Nursing Watcharapon, Western University.
  • Saowanee Rapeepornkul Faculty of Nursing Watcharapon, Western University
Keywords: social support, achievement motivations, preparation, nursing students


This descriptive study aimed to investigate social support, achievable motivation and preparation for the nurse and midwifery licensure examination of senior nursing students and to examine the relationships among the social support, achievable motivation, and preparation for the examination. The sample consisted of 92 senior nursing students in academic year 2020 of the Faculty of Nursing Watcharapon, Western University. The data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire comprising 4 parts including 1) demographic data, 2) social support, 3) achievable motivation, and 4) preparation for examination. Content validity of questionnaire in part 2, 3 and 4 was test by 3 experts with content validity index (CVI) as 0.93, 0.86 and 0.80 respectively. Reliability tests with Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficiency were 0.86, 0.94, and 0.92 respectively. Data were analyzed by percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Pearson’s product-moment correlation.

The data analysis revealed that the mean scores of social support, achievable motivation, and the preparation were at high level (=4.13, 4.26, 3.99 respectively).  Social support was significantly correlated with the preparation at a significant level of .01 (r=0.77), while achievable motivation was significantly correlated with the preparation at a significant level of .01 (r=0.62). The findings suggest that nursing students’ achievable motivation should be promoted, and the preparation for the nurse and midwifery licensure examination should be supported by their parents, friends, and instructors. 


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